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Scenes of devastation after Spain wildfires

15 August 2012 Last updated at 06:39 BST

Firefighters on the Canary Islands are hoping that a drop in temperature might give them a chance of containing raging wildfires.

High winds and tinder-dry vegetation have helped the flames to spread rapidly.

Morocco has sent firefighting planes to help, but there is concern about the impact on tourism.

Susanna Mendonsa reports.